The Romero Company (TRC) is an independent Indigenous film studio, Los Angeles-based multi-media production and distribution company that produces, develops and acquires film projects for theatrical and home video distribution that are native themed.
Red Nation Films is a Production Company established to develop and produce high-quality feature films that entertain, delight and inspire, founded by award-winning industry professional filmmaker Joanelle Romero. Romero’s goal is to identify and create commercially viable projects with compelling story lines from a native perspective.
“Second Sunrise” will appeal to all audiences who enjoy a combination of action, drama and romance as much as they do stories involving vampires, shapeshifers, native cultures and spirituality.
“Second Sunrise” is a film that transcends ethnicity and has the opportunity to successfully infiltrate the global marketplace. A little known fact is that today the combined numbers of American Indians Mexican Indians and Canadian Indians are greater than any other indigenous people which translate to more eyes on the screen. It could be said that “Second Sunrise is the next big thing even though that ‘thing’ is over thousands of years old.
WHY make this film?
There are many reasons for this film to be made and understanding the power that film has to bring us together, to inspire, to motivate, and open our eyes to things we have not seen or experienced before is one of them. ROMERO is passionate about the magic of film and the film making process.
ROMERO grew up on the MGM lot. Her mother (Rita Rogers) being an actress in many Elvis Presley films, her mother was a bikini girl on the Red Shelton Show, The Smothers Brothers Show, Carol Burnett Show, it was a time in the movie business when actors were signed to studios. ROMERO’s mother was signed to Universal. ROMERO at a young age learned and watched from the very best. Dennis Hopper was once her legal guardian and grew up in the industry experiencing the art of film making.
This film is in the beauty of native people and culture and the ability to take advantage of the extraordinarily talented Native American actors and actresses. The story involves vampires and shapeshifters but at its basest level it’s about love and spirituality. The core of this film penetrates deep into the Psyche of the human condition and while the difference between vampire and shape shifters is fantasy it is very real and embedded in native folklore. The fact that shape shifters do exist scare many. The suspense and mystery of these shape shifters will take you on a ride like never before, while examining what is happening today on mother earth.
While we have the Twilight Saga of movies that portrayed pieces of indigenous folklore, “Second Sunrise” is poised to expand beyond bits and pieces to really travel inside the reality of native traditions, without exposing the true spirituality that lies within native customs, as those are sacred and still must be protected. What ROMERO can do is portray the vampires and shapeshifters in the real vein of how those are viewed within native societies and bring that to the big screen in ways that are unexpected and actually even scary.
The vision for “Second Sunrise” is to bring a new edge and awareness to the horror film genre’ while producing a great story with suspense, elements of the supernatural and even a love interest that lends itself to credibility and leaving the audience wanting more. With native music and Musicians as a central overall theme to the movie will create opportunities for showcasing talent and produce an additional source of revenue, while adding authenticity to the film.
ROMERO will bring mystery, reveal the good and bad of the human condition and provide the suspense that always beats at the heart of every good thriller.
ABOUT THE DIRECTOR
To learn more about Romero’s established career visit: https://pro-labs.imdb.com/name/nm0739282/?ref_=sch_int
Joanelle Romero (Director): Award-winning director. Credits
include “American Holocaust: When Its All Over I’ll Still Be Indian” NOTE: Made the Academy’s Documentary Branch determined the shortlist. To date the First and Only American Indian filmmaker to be up for Oscar consideration in film category. Only Americna Indina Filmmaker to won the Armin T. Wegner Humanitarian Award given to projects that have “the vision to see the truth and the courage to speak it.”
Rosemary Marks (Producer): Credits include “Thirteen,” “The M Word ” and “Ovation.”
Anthony Downs (Executive Producer) Credits include – This will be Mr. Downs First Film.
Casey Dawson (Executive Producer) Credits include “Who’s Got The Power?”
Joanne Storkan (Executive Producer) Credits include “Go into the Wildness,” “Wild Target” and “Ingenious.”
E.C. Galesi (Screenplay)
Ermanno Di Febo (Production Designer) Credits include “Piranha 3DD,” “Within, “”The Collector,” “Feast,” and “What Dreams May Come.”
Marcus RedThunder (Cultural Advisor) Credits include “Longmire”
Artwork by: Amay Tadits